Welcome to Forest Friends

Nature Preschool for North Idaho

Our Mission

Forest Friends School serves kids ages 4-6 in the Coeur d'Alene,  Idaho area. We are located just 10 minutes South of downtown CDA on 5 beautiful acres of forest & field at a private home. Our classes are capped at 6, giving your child an individualized, nurturing approach to early learning.

We believe in using the tools of nature and nurture to help children at this precious, foundational age grow. New for 2022, we can accommodate older 5's and 6's! Click here to see what makes us different.

We are currently full with a full waitlist for Fall 2022. We are taking waitlist requests for Fall 2023  - click below!

Our Program


No screens.

Outdoors 50% or more.

Run, jump, create.

Get messy.


Routines to guide our day.

Local plants and animals.

Organizing self.

Caring for self, others, and environment.

Excellent Children's literature.

Math, reading and writing prepraration.


Growing mind, body, and spirit.

Teacher observations.

Child-led self assessment.

Ready to soar.

Thanks for reaching out!